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Banks guarantees MSU will beat Ole Miss again

Posted 7/19/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Mississippi State University senior cornerback Johnthan Banks is convinced he'll leave the Bulldogs program with an undefeated record against the University of Mississippi.



New kickoff rules to promote player safety, limit injuries

Posted 7/19/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The heightened awareness about head injuries in football has resulted in rules changes for the 2012 college season.



League to honor Croom in documentary

Posted 7/17/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- While praising the league's commitment to having minority coaches in its premier sport of college football, Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive announced Tuesday former Mississippi State University football coach Sylvester Croom will be the subject of an ESPN/SEC Network documentary in the league's "Storied" series.



Texas A&M, Missouri ready for the challenge of SEC football

Posted 7/17/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The two incoming members to the Southeastern Conference have been welcomed to the league by being told they've been playing inferior football in the past.



For MSU, Mullen and Russell relationship comes full circle

Posted 7/17/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- For the last three years, everything for Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen and quarterback Tyler Russell have been about experiencing firsts.



Lawrence leads more Bulldogs on to watch lists

Posted 7/17/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The leading returning tackler in the Southeastern Conference finally was acknowledged Monday. Mississippi State University linebacker Cameron Lawrence was selected to the 2012 Butkus Award watch list. The award is given annually to the nation's best linebacker.



Wells joins MSU baseball staff

Posted 7/17/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The next step in Jake Wells' coaching career was about finding the right philosophical fit at a bigger program. For John Cohen and the Mississippi State University baseball program, the task was finding the next young, up-and-coming coach to complete a staff that will lead the team to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.



Stuedeman continues to build MSU softball

Posted 7/17/2012 in College Sports

Mississippi State University head softball coach Vann Stuedeman recently completed her first season with the Bulldogs. MSU finished 33-24 and 12-16 in Southeastern Conference play, and returned to postseason play for the first time since 2009. MSU saw its season end with a pair of losses in the Eugene Regional, hosted by the University of Oregon. Today, Stuedeman reviews her first season as a head coach on the collegiate level, and looks ahead to 2013.



MSU's Jackson, Boyd, Banks earn honors

Posted 7/13/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University offensive guard Gabe Jackson received two birthday presents Thursday. The junior from Amite County High School was named to the Outland Trophy Award watch list and was a preseason second-team pick to the All-Southeastern Conference team.



Bulldogs' TE Johnson suffers injury

Posted 7/12/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University redshirt sophomore tight end Malcolm Johnson suffered an injury last weekend. MSU football spokesperson Joe Galbraith declined to elaborate about the specifics of the injury, citing "team policy on injuries. He refused to comment about whether the injury was to Johnson's "upper body" or "lower body" when asked Wednesday afternoon.



Ole Miss' Wahl contributes to U.S. college team

Posted 7/12/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- It has been a hectic few weeks for University of Mississippi junior right-handed pitcher Bobby Wahl with the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.



MSU baseball picks up, loses Canadian baseball players

Posted 7/10/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Essentially what the Mississippi State University baseball program accomplished Tuesday was a trade with the country directly to the north of us.



Pair of Bulldogs make preseason watch lists

Posted 7/10/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- After completing their first active season on the Mississippi State University football team, two players made it to national watch lists.



NCAA grants MSU's Green sixth year of eligibility

Posted 7/6/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Marcus Green will be in a Mississippi State University football jersey in 2012. MSU officials announced Thursday morning the NCAA granted the 24-year-old tight end a sixth-year of eligibility after the school applied for it on his behalf.



Freeze embarks on biggest challenge at Ole Miss

Posted 7/6/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Hugh Freeze's résumé shows he's a football coach. It also indicates he also is some sort of magician.


MSU's Renfroe shows summer power stroke

Posted 7/5/2012 in College Sports

Hunter Renfroe earned the reputation for being a power hitter early in his Mississippi State University baseball career. The rising junior may be primed to realize that potential thanks to a record-setting summer in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Summer Baseball League.


Starkville High, ICC standout Bonner signs with Montevallo

Posted 7/4/2012 in College Sports

FULTON -- Itawamba Community College women's head basketball coach Nanci Gray announced sophomore Shay Bonner signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her basketball career at the University of Montevallo in Alabama next season.



MSU volleyball will play stronger schedule in 2012

Posted 7/4/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jenny Hazelwood has assembled a challenging 2012 schedule for one reason: RPI. In college volleyball, the Ratings Percentage Index is a crucial element used to rank schools and to determine at-large selections for the NCAA tournament. Hazelwood, who was a setter at MSU, is determined to make sure the program continues to improve.



Former MSU assistant coach Bedell hired at VCU

Posted 7/4/2012 in College Sports

Franqua Bedell was ready to take the next step. After Vic Shaefer replaced Sharon Fanning-Otis as women's basketball coach at Mississippi State University, Bedell applied for and had several interviews for a number of coaching vacancies throughout the nation.



ICC's Hoskins to be honored at Women's Hall of Fame

Posted 7/4/2012 in College Sports

FULTON -- Former Aberdeen High School and Itawamba Community College basketball standout Jameika Hoskins has been recognized for her final season at ICC by having her jersey as part of the Ring of Honor display at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn.



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